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  • On the Town: Dancing up a storm at the Ford

    On the Town: Dancing up a storm at the Ford
    While some had no choice but to stand due to a sell-out, standing-room-only house, even those with seats at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre took to their feet in a standing ovation following the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s “Dance in the...
  • The leader of the Pops

    The leader of the Pops
    Michael Feinstein was surprised to be asked to fill the newly named Marvin Hamlisch Chair as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops orchestra. “I was gobsmacked,” Feinstein said, “and very touched.” Feinstein succeeds Hamlisch,...
  • Dance review: 'Dance in the USA' has hits and misses

    The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre's presentation of “Dance in the USA” at the John Anson Ford Theatre on Aug. 17 was sometimes whimsical, other times inspiring and, a few times, a bit lackluster. However, overall, the Burbank dance company'...
  • Our Picks: An Afternoon with Irving Berlin at the Easton Public Library

    Our Picks: An Afternoon with Irving Berlin at the Easton Public Library
    Irving Berlin would be 125 years old were he still alive come next May. He wasn't quite that much of a superhuman, but he did live until the age of 101, from 1888 to 1989, not a bad run for a songwriter. He wrote tunes like "Easter Parade", "White...
  • Youmans: Sondheim gets silly and informative

    Youmans: Sondheim gets silly and informative
    Musical theater connoisseurs who had hoped to see "Stephen Sondheim: In Conversation" last October filled the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on July 13 for the rescheduled event. Previously, the legendary Broadway composer and...
  • The Valley Line: Saying a sad farewell to Pops music director

    The Valley Line: Saying a sad farewell to Pops music director
    For all of us who enjoy the summer concerts of the Pasadena Pops, the news Tuesday of the death of Marvin Hamlisch, its music director and conductor, was stunning. Even though it was apparent at his first two concerts this season that Hamlisch was not...
  • Theaters from Burbank to South Pasadena

    Theaters from Burbank to South Pasadena
    Shakespeare, Molière, musical romps, contemporary classics, comedies of all Jordi Galcerán's descriptions, cutting-edge new work — theater in Southern California is varied, plentiful and far-flung, from the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and...
  • 'Jubilee' is still going strong at Bally's in Las Vegas

    'Jubilee' is still going strong at Bally's in Las Vegas
    After nearly a decade as a Vegas showgirl, Patsy Rodriguez has plenty of stories about performances that didn't go quite as planned. She may not tell all, but she shares plenty when she meets visitors. Like the one about the time her wig fell off and got...
  • Not everything comes up roses in Merman biography

    Caryl Flinn's biography of Ethel Merman is as much an admiration of a voice as it is a story of a life. The author is quick to describe the "mesmerizing force" with "its homegrown Astoria accent" filling up auditoriums before amplifiers and microphones...
  • My voice lesson teaches more than singing

    Every Wednesday morning for half an hour I take singing lessons at Carol Tingle's cozy studio in Santa Monica. Climbing the stairs, I let go of my to-do list, quiet my monkey brain that swings among the tortured vines of obligations and annoyances and...
  • Hot Property: Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Reynolds buy Los Feliz house for $2.9 million

    Hot Property: Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Reynolds buy Los Feliz house for $2.9 million
    It seems as though actress Scarlett Johansson had no sooner sold her old place in the Hollywood Hills than she and her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, closed on a house in Los Feliz for $2.9 million. Built in the late '60s, the restored Buff & Hensman-...
  • 'Dueling Harps' at REDCAT mixes strings, vocals

    'Dueling Harps' at REDCAT mixes strings, vocals
    There's nothing like a little harp music to soothe jangled nerves. Popular at weddings, funerals and not a few brises, the age-old instrument, with its sensual curves and ethereal-sounding glissandi, not only has an aristocratic air but also seems an...